US 2430941 A
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Nov. 18, 1947. A, LONG 2,430,941
BABYS BIB Filed Oct. 13, 1945 Inventar Gnge/9. lay. 1
WWW# fm1 Patented Nov. 18, 1947 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE BABYS BIB George A. Long, Harrisburg, Pa. Application October 13, 1945, Serial No. 622,172
My invention relates to infants apparel and has for its object to provide a bib having a removable plastic spring clip for the neck band.
Another object of the invention is to provide a plastic or other spring clip for insertion in a tubular neck band of a bib.
A further object of the invention is to provide a resilient clip having means for locking its ends together.
And a still further object of the invention is to provide a resilient neck clip having locking ends and means whereby the ends may be snapped oft' to use the same without locking the clip.
Other features and advantages will become more readily apparent from the following description and the accompanying illustrative drawings in which:
Figure 1 is an elevational view of a babys bib embracing my invention,
Figure 2 is an enlarged and Figure 3 is a section on line 3-3 of Figure 1.
In the above drawings as well as in the specification to follow, the same characters of reference indicate the same parts throughout.
In the bib I0, I provide around the neck portion II, thereof an annular tube I2, formed by the stitching I3. Into the said tube is threaded a exible clip I4, having its terminal I5, returned and provided with a cut-out I6, at the bend I1. This returned portion forms the double function of providing a rounded end for easy threading into the said tube and as a catch for the reduced tongue I8, on the end I9, of said clip, said tongue being returned and adapted to be caught over the returned end I5, of the clip and pass through the said cut-out I6. Just back of said returned ends are provided slightly weakened portions ZI) and 2|, whereby when the clip becomes too small to surround an infants neck and be secured by said terminal connection, or when an infant becomes of an age not to pull its bib loose, having become used to the same, the said terminals may be plan View of the clip,
1 Claim. (Cl. 2-49) snapped off and the device used as an ordinary clip without fastening means other than its own resiliency. The clip I4, preferably should be made of some plastic material, however, obviously it could be made of steel or any other spring metal.
It is thoughtl that persons skilled in the art to which the invention relates will be able to obtain a clear understanding of the invention after considering the description in connection with the drawings. Therefore, a more lengthy description is regarded as unnecessary.
Changes in shape, size and rearrangement of details and parts such as come within the purview of the invention claimed may be resorted to, in actual practice, if desired.
Having now described my invention that which I claim as new and desire to procure by Letters Patent is:
In combination with a bib having an arcuate neck portion formed with a tubular hem open at its opposite ends, a flat combined frangible reinforcing and supporting band inserted in said hem extending beyond the open ends thereof and adapted to encircle a wearers neck when worn, coacting locking means formed on the opposite ends of said band, and transversely extending weakened areas in said band adjacent said locking means disposed interiorly thereof.
GEORGE A. LONG.
REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the le of this patent:
UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 926,274 Meneray June 29, 1909 1,592,283 McKenzie July 13, 1926 FOREIGN PATENTS Number Country Date 8,300 Great Britain 1905